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Ear pressure (Plugged Ears/Clogged Ears)

Discussion in 'Neurological/Neuro-sensory' started by pattismith, Aug 12, 2017.

  1. pattismith

    pattismith Senior Member

    Ear canal pressure can result from several conditions, like a change in pressure in the environment, sinus inflammation, ear inflammation or problem with the temporomandibular joint, but it can also be a problem of neck muscles. While I do suffer from this latest condition, I find some interesting links about it:

    Read the rest of the article at the following link:
    more info at this link:

    What we can do to relase the ear pressure:

    Read the rest of the article at the following link:

    some other symptoms that can be provoked by neck muscle issue:

    More info about it (and more tricks to help this condition) at this link:
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  2. Learner1

    Learner1 Forum Support Assistant

    Pacific Northwest
    Thanks for sharing this! This just shows that, as with many if our problems, there can be more factors than we're aware of...

    The lymphatic drainage is a great solution - I've had an amazingly clear ears and sinuses with lymphatic massage.
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  3. pattismith

    pattismith Senior Member

    My chronic intermittent ear pressure issue was a concern since I am about 20 old (this is 30 years back)

    Very interstingly, it had totally disappeared during the worst time of my illness= during the 15 last years....

    And now that I am better after a few weeks taking all the mito supplements, it suddenly came back together with my muscles tonicity.

    I got the answer from the articles I have quoted above:

    The neck muscles put pressure on the ears which can clog them (each time these muscles get tensed, which can happen with stress, cold...)...So the muscles total weakness I experienced during my illness was protective against the clogged ears...
    I should be glad that it came back!

    Any way I just found a trick to remove the ear pressure that you won't find in the article above, and so I want to share it with you:

    You can seat on a chair with legs apart.
    Then you bent your body between legs and let your head point toward the floor.
    You put your hands on the floor, and relax your shoulders.
    You have to feel your head's weight stretching your upper spine and relax your neck muscles.

    I call it the "earth salutation":)

    I did it a few seconds/minutes, several times per day, each time I have ear pressure and each time I have neck pain...
    And it works very well!

    I suffer from constant neck pain (arthrosis) for 9 months and ear pressure again for 1 or two weeks and this simple way saved me!
    I'm really releaved, because if I hadn't find solution, I would have had to marry my physiotherapist!o_O
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